Schooling While Black: Unraveling Educational Injustices and the Path to Reform
As a nation grappling with the harsh realities of systemic racism and racial injustice, it is crucial to address the connection between educational practices and the continued marginalization of Black communities. In my recently published article titled "Schooling...
Is Racism the source? Absolutely!
How did we get here? In January of 2021, I published an article with two of my colleagues in the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) practitioners’ journal, The Communique. The article challenged school psychologists to investigate and acknowledge how...
Why I Ignore White People’s Discomfort In Discussing Race.
Why Ignoring White People’s Discomfort In Discussing Race Will Being Justice Forward! I am concerned with society’s desire not to make non-Black people, particularly White people, uncomfortable when discussing race. This silence only hurts Black people, yet those who...
Why I am no longer speaking about Autism
Initially, I wanted this post to simply say "LISTEN TO AUTISTIC VOICES", but I understand that direction may require additional information for some folks. At the start of my career in behavior analysis, I spent a lot of time reading about the perspective of Autistic...
Why we need to start talking about Black girls.
It seems like it was just yesterday when we were celebrating the start of Black History Month, and just like that, we are now in the middle of March. Where has the time gone? In our first blog this month, I’m highlighting a subject dear to my heart, Black children and...
Four Black Educators, you should be listening to
HIGHLIGHTING THE WORK OF BLACK EDUCATORS IN HONOR OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH Black History Month salutes the contributions and achievements of African Americans throughout history. Black people have historically worked to improve the field of education, and that tradition...
What Coronavirus Has Done For Me
Those words came out of my mouth one day and I just couldn’t believe it. There was silence in the room. Let me explain, I said. And I began to talk to them about how my practice has changed since COVID-19 hit the United States - and especially since it became clear...
I am a BCBA, ask me what I do.
Behavior Analysis Behavior analysis is the science of analyzing behavior and, for this blog, human behavior. Behaviorism believes people engage in behavior due to the consequences. There are two types of consequences, punishment, and reinforcement. In simple terms,...
“Now you done pissed me off”: Note from a social activist
This week has been both overwhelming and electrifying at the same time. For starters, I traveled to four different US states, and I celebrated a birthday. I also had the opportunity to attend the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts' annual convention in St....
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